KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]

September, 2003

  • Auto-completion in Outlook

    In Tools | Options | Email Options | Advanced E-Mail Options, there is a setting: "Suggest names while completing the To, Cc and Bcc fields." When enabled, Outlook suggests matches as you're typing in these fields, much like IE will suggest URLs as...
  • Exchange/OWA tip o' the day

    Exchange has a feature called 'deleted item recovery', usually referred to as the dumpster. When it is enabled, when you empty your deleted items folder, items are placed in the dumpster for a server-configured number of days. The client can choose...
  • Outlook 2003 tip o' the day

    The ability to customize toolbars has been around for several versions now, but it doesn't seem to be very widely used in my unofficial survey. I make heavy use of customized toolbars in Outlook, specifically for adding my own keyboard shortcuts...
  • View raw MIME of messages in Outlook 2003

    If you use Outlook 2003 with a POP or IMAP account, you can tell Outlook to store the entire MIME source of the item when downloading. The MIME can then be viewed via the View | Options menu on the item (the full MIME will be located in the "Internet...
  • Have you googlism.com'd yourself?

    Yet a new time waster on the web. Unfortunately, nothing interesting for my name... yet.

  • Amazon URL shortening

    A friend who used to work at Amazon gave me at tip about how to shorten their URLs. For example, here is a standard URL to an Amazon item: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000ALFVD/ref=amb_center-3_6699/002-8270699-8637653 ...
  • There's a new blog in town

    My name is KC Lemson, I'm a program manager in the Exchange server team at Microsoft. I've been working with e-mail in one form or another for the last 5 years as a PM and tester at Microsoft. Previous to that, I was a linux/bsd systems administrator...
  • Why is an Out-Of-Office referred to as an OOF?

    It stands for Out Of Facilities. Fascinating, eh? I guess "OOO" just isn't as nice to say.
  • Great tech book

    I read a comment in Joel Spolsky 's blog last month about Rick Chapman's book, In Search Of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters and ended up buying it. I have since finished it and loaned it to a coworker, who in turn loaned...